Over the past few months I’ve had many local businesses reach out to me asking when the Jobs Fair was coming back (after we had to put them on hold due to Covid!). If you’ve been subscribed to this newsletter for a while, you will know this is an event I’ve been holding for about 8 years or so, so it was certainly weird not holding one in 2020. I spoke with my team about it and we all agreed that now felt a really important time to bring them back. What we’re seeing locally is similar to what’s happening nationally: there’s a record number of vacancies meaning organisations in all sectors from manufacturing to hospitality to retail to transport to care and beyond are looking for people to join their teams. On the flip side of this, I know there are local people who were made redundant due to Covid and others who had plenty of time to think during the various lockdowns and decided they fancy a change in career path. The Jobs Fair is a way to match up these record job vacancies with people looking for work.

If you or anyone you know is looking for a new job, then the event is completely free of charge and will see over 50 local organisations in attendance with staff members to talk with you about opportunities they have to offer. It’s at The Winter Gardens on Weston Seafront from 10:30am on Wednesday 10th November. More information is available on the Facebook Events page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/156156360031463

Of course, lots more has been happening this month too. Continue scrolling for the bits which stand out……

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What I’ve been up to this month

Weston Jobs Fair Returns to Connect Local People With Record Vacancies
Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair Returns to Connect Local People With Record Vacancies Weston-super-Mare’s Jobs Fair organised by MP John Penrose is back for its eighth year. Read more

John says taxes on the least well-off should be fairer
John says it should not matter whether or not you are getting money from your earning, unearned income or from benefits, they should all be treated the same as income…. Read more

Mercury Article: Goodbye to Sir David Amess
Parliament said goodbye to Sir David Amess this week. The murdered MP for Southend was a lovely, gentle, kind man with a perky sense of humour and endless, boundless energy for helping the people he represented in Parliament. Read more

Weston MP and mayor attend anniversary ball
A 100th-anniversary ball for the Weston Rotary Club was held in the Winter Gardens. Rotary members from groups scattered across the South West attended, with more than 300 guests coming together to reflect on the group’s past alongside Weston’s MP, John Penrose and the town’s mayor… Read more

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John calls for ’emergency circuit breaker’ in price cap
The MP who led the charge for the energy price cap has called for further reform of the mechanism to tackle the so-called loyalty penalty. Read more

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